M-240B Machine Gun
M-240B Machine Gun

Deter, and if necessary, compel adversaries by enabling individuals and small units to engage targets with accurate, lethal, direct automatic fire.

Entered Army Service

Description and Specifications
A ground-mounted, gas-operated, crew-served machine gun. This reliable 7.62mm machine gun delivers more energy to the target than the smaller caliber M-249 SAW. It is being issued to infantry, armor, combat engineer, special force/rangers, and selected field artillery units that require medium support fires and will replace the ground-mounted M-60 series machine guns currently in use.

Caliber: 7.62 mm
  Weight: 27.6 lbs
Max effective range: 1800 m (area target) 800 m (point target)
  Rate of fire: 200-600 rounds per minute


FN Manufacturing (Columbia, SC)

Point of Contact
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1500 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1500
703.697.7592 / 7591


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